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Monday, November 24, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


Diabetes and Oral Health Connection

This training reviews the etiology, signs and symptoms of periodontal disease, the provider’s role in screening and the dental team’s role in treatment. The connection between periodontal disease and diabetes management is discussed. Research shows that the inflammation resulting from periodontal disease can adversely affect a patient’s ability to maintain healthy A1C levels as well as increasing their likelihood of dying from kidney or heart disease.

CME/CE credit is available. Please review the CE Information [PDF – 81KB] prior to starting the course.

Accredited Sponsors: IHS Clinical Support Center and Nutrition and Dietetics Training Program.

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NOTE: Access to this information is not restricted; however, the information found here is intended as an educational resource for medical providers. Please be aware that some videos contain medical images. If you have questions or concerns about how any of the information relates to your own care, please contact your medical provider.


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trouble viewing the video trainings, contact us at diabetesprogram@ihs.gov for alternate viewing options.

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: (505) 248-4182 | Fax: (505) 248-4188 | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov